Author Topic: Orioles....part 2?  (Read 157594 times)

atomic

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2014, 07:04:12 pm »
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Orioles balked at signing Grant Balfour because of knee and wrist issues. It was largely assumed that the deal fell apart because of a shoulder concern, but Olney's source says otherwise.

At this point who even cares anymore?  Whomever the source is should just the f up and sign someone already.

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2014, 08:06:17 pm »
sign someone already.

Delmon Young.  There you go.

Apparently the O's are no longer shopping for a closer and will take care of it in house.  They are now searching for a veteran starter...this is comical.
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shemptiness

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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2014, 10:48:29 pm »
I'll admit the offseason so far has been less than satisfying.  But throwing money at below average players just because the rest of baseball is doing it doesn't make much sense either.  I'm not a fan of Balfour anyway.  He's a dick.

K8teebug

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 11:41:08 am »
I'm with Shemp.  I still trust Buck knows what he's doing.


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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 11:58:46 am »
I'll admit the offseason so far has been less than satisfying.  But throwing money at below average players just because the rest of baseball is doing it doesn't make much sense either.  I'm not a fan of Balfour anyway.  He's a dick.

He's a dick who gets guys out.  It's not the person for me as much as it's identifying a problem, trying to save money, then agreeing to shell out $15m, back tracking, deciding not to spend the money, and then deciding you don't have that problem any longer - despite doing nothing to fix it besides saving money.

If you could have fixed the problem from within the organization, don't you think they would have done it last season when JJ was struggling?

I'm with Shemp.  I still trust Buck knows what he's doing.

Buck's not in charge of the off season.  Do you trust Dan Duquette?
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K8teebug

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 12:04:16 pm »
yes

atomic

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2014, 12:07:31 pm »
I'll admit the offseason so far has been less than satisfying.  But throwing money at below average players just because the rest of baseball is doing it doesn't make much sense either.  I'm not a fan of Balfour anyway.  He's a dick.

Santana and Garza are both above average and there are other guys out there.   

shemptiness

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2014, 06:33:51 pm »
Looks like they signed Aceves to take Balfour's jerk role.

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2014, 06:40:53 pm »
Looks like they signed Aceves to take Balfour's jerk role.

One thing is clear - the AL East sees something in that guy that the rest of the league doesn't.
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atomic

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2014, 06:59:30 pm »
Well I hear he is a team player so that is a plus.

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2014, 05:37:06 pm »
I laughed audibly....

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Thoughts on Orioles offseason?

Kieth Law  (1:29 PM)

Has it started yet?
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shemptiness

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2014, 06:47:01 pm »
I laughed audibly....

Joe (Chicago)

Thoughts on Orioles offseason?

Kieth Law  (1:29 PM)

Has it started yet?

Like beating a dead horse with these guys.  Who cares?  What kind of marks did they give the Angels after they made their big money moves?  How did that turn out?

It's been an incredibly busy off-season of bottom-feeding.  Some of these moves may even work out.  And it's only January.


 

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2014, 07:10:34 pm »
Chris Davis goes from $3.3M to $10.35M.  Quite a raise.

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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2014, 07:35:43 pm »
Chris Davis goes from $3.3M to $10.35M.  Quite a raise.

A raise of roughly $345k per additional HR hit last season.  Not bad - that's about what he was projected to get.
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Re: Orioles....part 2?
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2014, 01:04:02 am »
Like beating a dead horse with these guys. 

Tyler Colvin deal on hold by Orioles due to physical

His .241 average should have been reason enough...
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